Archive for the ‘Salmon River Fishing Reports’ Category


A Happy Chinook Fisherman with a Beautiful Salmon River Chinook Holy Crap…I was wrong! Folks I apologize for my optimistic prediction of the Chinook season on the Salmon River. Apparently the fishing has been so darn good for the past 12 days that we’re near the 2014 harvest quota. Because of this, the Idaho Department […]

chinook salmon measuring 40 inches long, weighing 22 pounds

The million dollar question…when will the river drop giving us the best Chinook fishing? Man I wish I had that answer! Fortunately NOAA gives us lots of clues regarding weather and predicted river flows which help us make a better guess at that answer. This week the weather has been quite spring like with rain […]


The Chinook are coming and so is the high water Officially, as of May 7th, two fish have made it to the Rapid River Hatchery and one fish has been harvested! The fish harvested was a lovely 40” hen that my neighbor caught just below the Salmon Rapids Lodge at the confluence of the Little […]

shirlene hodge and native steelhead with exodus wilderness adventures

Wow steelhead fishing was good last week! We had a blast with lots of fish and big fish dominated the week. Rusty started the trend with a 7 fish day on Wednesday the 26th with Randy and Shirlene Halford in the drift boat. Shirlene was so excited for her day of fishing that she was […]


Is that getting you excited for your trip this weekend, Kevin? What a magnificent winter hatchery steelhead that was! The Salmon River is almost completely free of ice and fishing extremely well right now. As I reported last week, downriver from Riggins is open with no ice and as of the past weekend, the upriver […]


Throwback! Awesome picture of jet boat guide Scott Warden holding a monster winter steelhead! Last week the river began to thaw out again and we saw loads of water opening, offering some really spectacular winter steelhead fishing. Here is the scoop on the Salmon River as of Tuesday February 18: all downriver access is open […]

exodus wilderness adventures winter steelhead fishing

Greetings from the Salmon River! Can you believe this Idaho weather? Over weekend, I thought I must live in the mountains not the banana belt of Idaho since it snowed all weekend long and we had a good 4 inches of snow in town. Matt and I joked that we would need to use the […]


Look at Me with a Beautiful Winter Hatchery Steelhead!  Happy 2014! I hope all of you had a wonderful, happy & safe Holiday Season and your New Year is off to a great start. The weather here in the Salmon River canyon has been true Idaho weather. One day we’ve got balmy 48 degree weather […]


WOW…winter’s cold grip turned the Salmon River to ice in just the blink of an eye! Many of you saw on our Exodus Facebook page last Thursday that the Salmon River had large lily pad ice flowing and the start of ice bridges both upriver and down. By Friday night (close to midnight), the cold […]

exodus wilderness adventures 35 inch native steelhead

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving; eating plenty of great food, spending time with family and friends and watching football. Matt and I spent the day in McCall with my folks and we definitely ate great…thanks mom! I think winter’s grip is upon us; we awoke this morning to about 1-2” of fresh snow in […]